the car thermometer read minus 2 when i went to run libby up the hill to the bus, and even sam doesn't want to hang around outside and sniff poop. she beats buddy to the door - though that's mostly because buddy is leashed and can only go as fast as i can. the reason i allow sam to go out unleashed in this kind of weather is because i can't manage both dogs on the ice and sam has marginally more sense. not much more... she's a beagle and led by her nose... but marginally more.
it's the kind of weather that makes me wonder what on earth the pilgrims were thinking when they decided to create their brave new world here. didn't it occur to them to go south? call me a weenie but i don't know how you survive this kind of weather without either a lot of dogs or central heat.
my gum and jaw don't hurt too badly and when i looked for the gaping wide hole in my mouth, it doesn't seem to be there. it was hard to sleep last night, not just because the tooth was in the side i like to sleep on, but because the moon was shining through my window as brightly as if it thought it was still full. it was nice having Beloved to cuddle with every time i woke up. i decided not to take the vicodin...especially since a friend of mine had to have her liver biopsied after using vicodin. since the pain wasn't unbearable, i decided to deal with it by reiking it and icing it and distracting myself by cuddling with Beloved, rather than subjecting my liver to any additional abuse.
thank you so much to everyone who sent me good wishes and happy thoughts. i think they worked :). i'm looking forward to recuperating today. i have a pork roast for tonight and maybe i'll make bread pudding for dessert.
and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.